The 14th Factory

Last year, I was able to venture up to Los Angeles a few times to visit some incredible museums, but this space was hands down the most fascinating concept I have ever experienced. The 14th Factory was founded by Simon Birch, in hopes of representing various messages through contemporary art installations that were all created in an old factory warehouse space. It was generated in a neighborhood that would usually be considered torn down and unsafe for anyone to just "take a stroll through". Once we were admitted, we followed the very specific path through corridors to experience each installation. There was various media used for each one, and the artists are truly talented for being able to create such colorful and eclectic work. The curation of the space and the emotional attachment to each part was the most powerful thing for me, in terms of what I enjoyed most. They shut down after a few months of letting the public experience the space, but they continue on utilizing worn down, spacious structures to implement these incredible works around the world. I that recommend anyone who has the chance to see this traveling museum, takes the opportunity to do so. 

Wonderspaces 2017

Anyone in San Diego during the summer of 2017 most likely heard of this pop-up contemporary art museum called "Wonderspaces", which was located in Mission Valley. The space was set in an open lot, which gave them ample ability to create multiple narratives for the guests to immerse themselves in. Many of the installations had either a message or an interactive activity to enjoy when you walked into them. I was fascinated by the idea behind this particular pop-up because it  looked like just one large tent from the outside but once you walked in, it became so much more. It was a pleasure to attend and document and I look forward to see where their next location will be.